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On 31 January 2017 Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha delievered a public lecture celebrating his receipt of the 2017 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Earlier this week RIBA published the lecture online.

A Fantasy in Cardboard

Film14. February 2017
By: John Hill
Still from "Dave Made a Maze"
Dave Made a Maze, a feature-length film that premiered last month at the Slamdance Festival in Park City, Utah, features a living room fort made of cardboard that, when entered, turns out to be a fantastical world with booby traps and monsters.

VR Hadid

Film 1. February 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot of "The Great Utopia"
On the occasion of the exhibition Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings at the Serpentine Galleries in London, four "experimental virtual reality experiences" have been developed by Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group in partnership with Google Arts & Culture. 

Destroying the Cubicle

Film31. January 2017
By: John Hill
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Late last year New York artist Jonathan Schipper installed a generic office space in Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Slowly and imperceptibly the cubicles and other office fixtures were destroyed via cables and a mechanical winch. A new film by Walley Films reveals the destruction.

Exploring the 'Ex of IN' House

Film24. January 2017
By: John Hill
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Architects Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia give viewers a tour – experientially and conceptually – through the Ex of IN House, a guest house located on 28 forested acres in Rhinebeck, New York.

The American Dream, Unpacked

Film24. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photos courtesy of Heather Clark
Two short films illustrate artist Heather Clark's three-piece exhibition, Maintenance, now on display at the Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC.

'A Tomb with a View'

Film23. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
A Tomb with a View is a short film directed by Ryan J. Noth that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. It takes a look at the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, the world's tallest cemetery, located in Santos, Brazil.

The Nordic Way of Building

Film20. January 2017
By: John Hill
Trollstigen national tourist route (Photo: diephotodesigner)
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel has released an interview with Reiulf D. Ramstad of Oslo's Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. In the half-hour film he talks about his firm, his approach to architecture, and such notable projects at the Trollstigen national tourist route.

A Concrete Life

Film10. January 2017
By: John Hill
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Nowness presents musician Charles Derenne's five-minute ode to the architecture Paris. You won't see the historical architecture that draws people to the city center. Instead, Derenne focuses on the concrete architecture of the periphery.

A Drone's Eye View of Elbphilharmonie

Film19. December 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
To celebrate the January 2017 opening of the long-awaited Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany, HamburgMusik recently flew some drones through the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building.